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Environmental Regulators: Butte's Toxic Wood Treatment Plant Needs New Cleanup Plan

State environmental regulators say a former wood treatment plant in Butte needs a new cleanup plan to make the toxic site safer for both people and groundwater.

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You Can Now Enter The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Starting today, NPR Music is accepting entries to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. You can now submit your video via our website . We'll be accepting entries through March 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Here are a few things to keep in mind: To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States. You can't currently have a record deal. When you're ready to enter, create a new video of you playing one original song (at a desk) and upload it to YouTube. Then, fill out the...

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Paradise According To Matthew Haynes

Matthew Haynes is a multi-genre writer, professor, and coffee shop owner in his hometown of Butte, America. His work scours the human experience, interrogating loss, ambivalence, and difficult choices, all with a needlepoint specificity. In this interview, Matthew speaks to absence, the lure of Hawaii, and his own version of paradise.

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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States' Medicaid Work Requirements

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision blocking states' requirements that people must work in order to receive Medicaid. Residents of Kentucky and Arkansas brought the action against Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, contending that Azar "acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner when he approved Medicaid demonstration requests for Kentucky and Arkansas." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed, writing in an opinion posted...

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